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  •   State: 
    Harrison County
      County FIPS: 
    30°24′43″N 88°55′40″W
      Area total: 
    67.71 sq mi
      Area land: 
    42.94 sq mi (111.20 km²)
      Area water: 
    24.77 sq mi (64.16 km²)
    20 ft (6 m)
    1838; Incorporated in 1838 as a township
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Gulfport-Biloxi, MS
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,151.69 residents per square mile of area (444.67/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Biloxi (bih-LUK-see; French: [bilusi]) is a city in and one of two county seats of Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. The 2010 United States Census recorded the population as 44,054 and in 2019 the estimated population was 46,212. The beachfront of Biloxi lies directly on the Mississippi Sound, with barrier islands scattered off the coast and into the Gulf of Mexico. The area's first European settlers were French colonists. In the antebellum period of the 19th century, it became known as a summer resort, because of its proximity to the breezes and beaches of the coast. Keesler Air Force Base lies within the city and is home to the 81st Training Wing and the 403d Wing of the U.S. Air Force Reserve. It is one of the two surviving lighthouses on Mississippi Gulf Coast, which at one time had 12. Ship Island captured by Union forces in the early stages of the Civil War, enabling them to take control of the area. In 1881, the first railroad was built in the town, leading to the development of the city's seafood industry. The city is part of the GulfportBil Oxi metropolitan area and the Gulf portBilOxiPascagoula, MS Combined Statistical Area. It was once the third-largest city in Mississippi, behind Jackson and Gulfport. Due to the widespread destruction and flooding, many refugees left the city. Post-Katrina, the population of Bil Oxi decreased, and it became the fifth- largest city in the state.


Biloxi is the primary city name, but also Keesler AFB are acceptable city names or spellings, Boloxi, Keesler Air Force Base, Keesler Field on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. In 1699 French colonists formed the first, permanent, European settlement in French Louisiana, at Fort Maurepas, now in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The name of Biloxi in French was Bilocci, a transliteration of the term for the local Native American tribe in their language. In modern times it is called La Louisiane française to distinguish it from the modern state of Louisiana. In the antebellum period of the 19th century, it became known as a summer resort, because of its proximity to the breezes and beaches of the coast. The first Jewish synagogue had been built in the town in the 1940s. Open gambling ended during the 1950s, and Bil Roxi was the site of the first public assault on racial barriers in its 15-year civil rights struggle. In 1959, Bil Oxi went swimming as a local physician, a physician, and a swimming pool at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Resort. The city is known as the "Poor Man's Riviera", and was frequented by Southern families interested in fishing expeditions in the summer. It is also known as "Mississippi's Gulf Coast" because it is known for its oyster boats and oyster luggers, which are popular with Southern families. The town is located on the Mississippi River, which runs through the center of the city. It was once part of the Louisiana Purchase, and is now part of Louisiana, the state of the United States, and the state capital of New Orleans.

Geography and climate

Biloxi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cfa) that is heavily influenced by the Gulf of Mexico. Winter days are mild and wet. Snow is extremely rare in Biloxi. Summers are hot and humid, bearing the brunt of tropical storms during the late summer to fall. The city's record low of 10 °F (12.2 °C) was recorded on January 24, 1963, and the record high of 104 °F [40 °C] was recorded in August 29, 2000. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.7 square miles (120.9 km²), of which 38.2 square miles [99.0 km²] are land and 8.5 squaremile (21.9km²) are water. The area of the city is about 46 square miles, or 18.14% of which is land. The population of the City of BiloxI was 6,816 in 2010. The City of D'Iberville is the largest city in Harrison County, with a population of 4,832. The largest city by area is Gulfport, with an population of 6,715. The most populous city by population is Biloxo, which has a population 8,716. The biggest city by land is Gulf City, with 8,814 people. The number of people per square mile (1,711.2 km²) is the highest in the state.


Biloxi is the smaller of two principal cities of the Gulfport-Bil Oxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is included in the Gulport-biloxI-Pascagoula Combined Statistical Area, which includes Biloxi, Gulfport, and Gulfport. As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 49,449 people, 17,923 households, and 10,922 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 71.43% White, 19.04% African American, 0.49% Native American, 5.11% Asian, 0,11% Pacific Islander, and 2.38% from two or more races. In the city, the population dispersal was 24.2% under the age of 18, 14.3% from 18 to 24, 30.3%. from 25 to 44, 19.2%. from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in theCity was $34,106, and the median income. for a family was $40,685. 14.6% of the population and 11. 2% of families lived below the poverty line. In 2005, as a result of Hurricane Katrina, many Vietnamese Americans left BiloxI. In 2009 members of the Vietnamese community in Bilox i said that Vietnamese were coming back to Biloxo due to a poor economic scenario in other parts of the United States.


Biloxi is home to eight casino resort hotels, with 24-hour gambling, concert entertainment shows, and several restaurants. Some of the current casino resorts include (dates reflect business status after Hurricane Katrina): Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Reopened August 29, 2006, on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina). Golden Nugget Biloxi (Opened June 2007), Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Palace Casino Resort, Boomtown Casino.Treasure Bay Casino & Spa (Re opened 2006), Harrah's Gulf Coast Casino (reopened December 22, 2005), Gulf Coast Hotel & Resort (re-opened June 2007) The city's economy is based on gambling, especially at the casinos. It is also home to a number of theme parks, casinos, and other entertainment venues, such as the Mississippi River Riverboat casinos, which opened in the 1990s. The city has a population of 1.2 million, with the majority of residents living in or near the casinos, according to the city's 2010 census. It also has a large percentage of non-casino residents, who make up about one-third of the population of the city. It has a high percentage of African-American residents, and a low percentage of white residents, with about half of all residents living outside the city limits. The majority of its residents live in or around the BiloxI area, which is located on the Gulf of Mexico coast. The town has a low unemployment rate, and its economy is largely based on the casino industry.

Arts and culture

Biloxi is the setting of several John Grisham novels, including The Runaway Jury, The Partner, and The Boys from Biloxi. The song "Louisiana", by The Loved Ones, is about the rebuilding of the hurricane ravaged areas on the Gulf Coast. A substantial portion of Larry Brown's novel Fay is set in the city. The Miss Teen USA Pageant was held there from 1990 to 1994. Joan Didion mentions the city and the Edgewater Plaza mall in her collection of essays, The White Album. 2010 saw the grand opening of the new Frank Gehry designed Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art. The city is also the setting for Neil Simon's play and film BilOXi Blues, which starred Mathew Broderick, and the story of army recruits during World War II training at Keesler Field, the present-day Air Force Base. It is also home to the Mississippi River Museum of Art, which was built in the 1960s and 1970s. The Mississippi River is a major tourist attraction, attracting visitors from all over the U.S. and around the world. It was the site of the World Series of Poker in the 1970s and 1980s, and was the home of the Miss Universe Pageant in the 1980s and 1990s. It also hosted the Miss America Pageant from 1989 to 1994, and is home to a number of museums and galleries. The town is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which is known as the "Gulf Coast".


Biloxi is home to the Milwaukee Brewers' Class AA Southern League affiliate, the Biloxi Shuckers. The city is also the host city for the Women's World Military Cup. It is not known how Hurricane Katrina will affect the city's economy. The Gulf of Mexico is a popular destination for anglers, with many species of fish in the area. The area is also a popular tourist destination, with a number of beaches and beaches available for visitors to take in the sights and sounds of the city. The town is also known for its fishing, particularly for its red drum and flounder, which can be found in the Gulf of Louisiana and the surrounding area. It also has its own version of the New Orleans Saints, who play in the Louisiana Superbowl in the city in the summer. The team is named after the town where the Superbowl was held in 1969, and was founded by the family of former New Orleans Mayor Tom Foley, who died in a car accident in 1998. The stadium is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, which runs through the city, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. It was also the site of the World Series of Baseball in the 1960s and 1970s, when the team was known as the New York Red Sox, and later as the St. Louis Cardinals, who played in the National Football League (NFL) and the NBA (NBA). The city also has a large amount of fish, including red drum, king mackerel, grouper, and other species that are popular with tourists.


The Bolton State Office Building in Biloxi, Mississippi is home to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the South Regional Office of the Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality. The United States Postal Service operates the BiloxI Post Office and other area post offices. The building was built in the 1930s and is one of the oldest state offices in the state. It is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, near the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi Turnpike. It was named after the Bolton family, who built the building in the early 20th century. The state's first post office was opened in 1881. The current post office is located in the same building, which was constructed in the mid-19th century as the original state office. It has a post office that opened in the late 19th century, and was later expanded to include other post offices in Mississippi. The U.S. Postal Service runs the post office in the city and other areas of the state, including the Gulf Coast Post Office in Gulf Coast City. The post office also operates in the town's downtown area, which is also known as the "Biloxi Post Office" The building is also home to a number of other state offices, such as the Mississippi State Department of Education, the Mississippi Bureau of Fisheries, and the Department of Health and Human Services. The Mississippi State Museum is also in the building, as is the Mississippi Museum of History and Culture, which houses the Mississippi Coast Museum of Natural History.

Fire department

The Biloxi Fire Department will have 10 Stations in both 2018 and 2019. Station 7 will be on the property of the dispatch center and the maintenance facilities, right by the road. Station 10 is being built on Old Highway 67 and will look similar to Stations 2 and 9. As of right now, Station 7 is operated by 4 firefighters in a trailer in Woolmarket. It will be a 3-bay Fire Station in the design of a beach house. The new stations will be built on the same site as the original fire station in the early 1900s. They will be located on the west side of the city and the east side on the north side. They are expected to be completed by the end of the year or early 2019. The cost of the new stations is estimated to be $1.5 million to $2 million. The fire department has a budget of $16 million for 2018 and $18 million for 2019.


Biloxi is served by the Biloxi Public School District and the Harrison County School District. The Gulf Coast has a large Catholic school system, 15 of which are in BiloxI. The city is home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Museum, which was founded in 1875. The museum is located in the historic town of Biloxis. The Mississippi Gulf coast Museum was founded by the Mississippi Coast Museum in 1876. The Museum is located on the Gulf Coast, and was established in 1879. It is one of the oldest museums in the state, along with St. Augustine and Gulf Shores. It was opened in 1881 by the Louisiana State Legislature. It has a museum collection of more than 2,000 items, including a collection of the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf Coast Museum was established by the state legislature in 1878. The first museum building was built in 1883. It dates back to the 17th century and is located at the base of a bluff in the town's downtown area. The current museum is in the same place as the original one, which dates to the 18th century. The town also has its own museum, which is called the Mississippi Maritime Museum. It opened in the early 1900s and was the first of its kind in the Gulf coast region. It contains a museum of Gulf Coast history, including the first Gulf Coast Spanish-American settlement. It also contains a large collection of Spanish-language documents, including some from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi = 20.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 40. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Biloxi = 6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 49,449 individuals with a median age of 36 age the population dropped by -13.33% in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,151.69 residents per square mile of area (444.67/km²). There are average 2.37 people per household in the 17,387 households with an average household income of $42,566 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.70% of the available work force and has dropped -6.31% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.68%. The number of physicians in Biloxi per 100,000 population = 233.7.


The annual rainfall in Biloxi = 62.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 104. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 219. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 43.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 27, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi which are owned by the occupant = 43.01%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 32 years with median home cost = $95,440 and home appreciation of -1.58%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.74 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,760 per student. There are 13.7 students for each teacher in the school, 294 students for each Librarian and 523 students for each Counselor. 9.20% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.40% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.33% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Biloxi's population in Harrison County, Mississippi of 5,457 residents in 1900 has increased 9,06-fold to 49,449 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.33% female residents and 49.67% male residents live in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi.

    As of 2020 in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi are married and the remaining 48.68% are single population.

  • 21.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Biloxi require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.58% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.25% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.62% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 0.76% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, 43.01% are owner-occupied homes, another 40.45% are rented apartments, and the remaining 16.54% are vacant.

  • The 50.27% of the population in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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